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     Actions of the Board at the November 14, 2006 meeting:

1.   The nominating committee selected the following officers for a two year term ending December 31 2008:

         Bob Walch for President

         Bill Johnson for Secretary


These offices will be voted on by the membership at the December 20th meeting.Nominations for other candidates will be accepted from the floor.If anyone wishes to nominate themselves, please contact Al Galvi, Nominating Committee Chairman, at 480-802-0104 or email aldogalvanoni@webtv.net


2.   Al Galvi has been selected by the Board to be the Vice President effective January 1, 2007His term will expire on December 31, 2007.He replaces Bob Walch who resigned to run for President.

3.   Dick Vaughn has been appointed to Activities Director effective January 1, 2007.He replaces Larry Lathom who resigned because of the illness of his wife, Carol.Note: All Activities have been deferred until 2007

4.   Member Jim Theobald had recent surgery and expected to have a heart valve replaced, however the doctors repaired Jim without requiring a valve replacement.Looks like Jim will retain his flying medical certificate

5.   SLAC is seeking additional help from members who are willing to devote part time to assist in the various chores generally required of any social club.

     Dues have been set at $10 for the year 2007.You may make your payment to the Treasurer, Ben Thompson, at any future monthly meeting, or mail your check, payable to SLAC, to:

††† Ben Thompson
††† 9740 E. Tranquility Way
††† Sun Lakes, AZ 85248

     Lt Col Jake Sorensen was our speaker at the November 15th meeting

Col Sorensen has had a long military career.He was a Command Pilot with 4,993 flying hours primarily in jet fighter aircraft.His awards include the DFC with 3 oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with 12 oak leaf clusters.Also the Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Combat Crew Award, the Purple Heart and numerous lesser awards and decorations.

Col Sorensen spoke about many of his military diverse experiences primarily relating to reconnaissance in the RF-101 aircraft overseas and prior to the Vietnam War. He spoke of his participation in the international Reconnaissance competition in Europe, his sonic boom breaking a few windows, (about half a million dollars worth) on a  training mission during bad weather in North Africa, an incident that affected the king in Morocco  and touched upon the political climate in France where he was based. In addition, he spoke of early reconnaissance operations prior to the war in Vietnam and Thailand and culminated his talk with reference to the ongoing reconnaissance operations being conducted in Afghanistan and Iraq.


Speaker Lt Col Jake Sorensen


     Decemberís meeting will feature Major Al Fox, USAF (Ret)

Major Fox is a native Californian, raised and schooled in Fresno, CA.He joined the Air Force aviation cadet program in 1951.He has been stationed in Okinawa, St Paul International Airport, Fresno, CA, Southeast Asia and South Vietnam.

He left the service in 1973 with over 6,400 flying hours but in 1977 got back into flying the DC-7 fire fighting tanker for 3 seasons.

Major Fox lives in Sun Lakes with his wife, Trish

     If any member is interested in learning to produce web pages for the bi-weekly Updates, including photo inserts, please contact Vern Nelson vernslac@wbhis.net


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Vern Nelson, Web Manager